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About us: Special Projects Division

The Special Projects Division (SPD) reports to the Policy and Planning Branch Deputy Commissioner & Health Enforcement Advisor.

The SPD supplements CDI's expertise on issues relating to enforcement in the health care arena by providing requested information to the Branch Deputy Commissioner & Health Enforcement Advisor, such as targeted research and analysis (for example, the scope of the Mental Health Parity Act and its applicability to behavioral health treatment for autism and residential treatment for adolescents with bipolar disorder, major depression, or schizophrenia), including rescission and claims handling trends related to compliance with applicable provisions of the Insurance Code and regulations.

Additionally, the SPD hosts the Senior Gateway, an inter-agency website designed to provide meaningful resources and information to seniors and their families to inform them about health care and insurance options, and empower them to protect against financial fraud, abuse and neglect. SPD also develops a listing of reports mandated by statute or regulation of the California Department of Insurance (CDI) or Insurance Commissioner.